Entrepreneurship and Digital Business Management

Entrepreneurship and  Digital Business Management  provides students with extensive knowledge and critical understanding of the management consultancy industry and an appreciation of the latest challenges and opportunities. You will gain an understanding of consulting techniques and methodologies and develop a range of transferable skills. The programme provides you with knowledge of the key theories, debates and practices used in management consultancy and you will focus on developing skills and competencies which will be useful for a future career as a consultant.

The programme brings together relevant contemporary academic theory and research with a practical understanding of activities within organisations. You will explore issues that have a significant impact within organisations by working with others and building on both their experiences and your own. The programme provides opportunities for you to work with other leaders and potential leaders. This will be developed by enabling you to share knowledge, relate this to theories developed from relevant research, and learning by practical application.

Much of the learning is developed through the establishment of collaborative learning communities of programme participants and tutors – and you will become part of that community of learning. Your understanding is developed around the key skills, processes and practices of management consulting. Solutions to real problems are suggested, discussed and analysed within the learning community with the support of tutors and fellow learners.

The programme is international in its design and engages with themes on an international basis. Many different cultural contexts are utilised to help provide the setting for discussions.

International Project Management and Leadership – International businesses are turning to project management strategies to meet and achieve their strategic and operational goals. Students learn the basic principles of project management related to global corporations and operations, and then interpret the essential components of project planning, organizational methodologies and structures specific to project needs, control measures and processes required when managing for project success. The critical role of leadership and power is identified, as well as the influence of project managers in relation to various stakeholders in the project. Students employ project management software, such as Microsoft Project and SAP, as tools in the development of project plans.

Competitive and Corporate Strategy
A central purpose of strategy is to maximise economic performance and ensure long-term viability of firms. This module focuses on the main theoretical principles that explain firms’ strategies and guide firms’ choices in the creation of economic value. Emphasis will be put on applying these principles, alongside with the concepts, tools and techniques of strategic analysis, to actual company and industry situations through the use of case studies. We will also engage in critical thinking to expose the limits of the applicability of the theoretical principles, tools and techniques of strategy.

Management Consulting Principles
This module provides an understanding of the consultancy process from relationship building and opportunity identification through to implementation and review. This includes the development of key consultancy skills, including report writing, and presentation skills. Students will also become familiar with the tools and techniques used in the consulting profession.

This course includes both group and individual assessment components. For group assignments, students will be assessed on both their group work and their individual contribution to the group project.

Organisational Behaviour
This module focuses on developing a deep understanding of core ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR topics. Organisations are comprised of people, who interact and often work in groups. In order to be an effective management consultant, it is essential for you to understand yourself as an organisation member, how you relate and interact with others, how others behave, both individually and in groups and how individual and group behaviours affect organisations and are affected by them, in turn.

Issues to be covered include individual differences, motivation and job design, group dynamics, decision making, leadership, power and cross-cultural aspects. An emphasis is placed on using experiential learning principles and on developing students' self awareness and skills.

Diagnostic techniques

Diagnostic Techniques in Consulting focuses on the nature of the consulting process from a practical perspective, providing students with the opportunity to learn about the realities of the management consulting process at first hand. In particular, the course will examine and assess the role of the individual management consultant, the consulting team, and the specific tools and techniques used during a consulting assignment in order to ensure the delivery of a successful project outcome. A key element of the course is the completion of a group consultancy assignment for a client company.

This is a project-based course with a considerable amount of group work. All students will be assessed on both their group work and their individual contribution to the client project.

Managing Organisational Change

This module introduces participants to the range of factors to consider when planning and implementing major change programmes in contemporary organisational settings. A model called the Change Kaleidscope (Balogun,Hope Hailey & Gustafsson) is explored to analyse the change path, implementation choices, change context and implementation planning. The module also looks at themes around employee engagement, trust, resistance and organisational culture. An applied practical approach is adopted and students are encouraged to be active learners and pay attention to events reported in business media.

Economics of Entrepreneurship
The module focuses on theory building and empirical testing of the factors shaping the identification, evaluation, and development of opportunities. The aim of module is to provide you with an advanced understanding of the individual-opportunity nexus framework that explains the different parts of the field of entrepreneurship – the opportunities, the people who pursue them, the skills and strategies used to organise and develop opportunities, and the environmental conditions favourable to them. Students will be exposed to a synthesis of the body of thought on entrepreneurship through lectures, assigned readings, as well as case illustrations.

Governance & Stakeholder

This module looks at the area of governance within an organisation. As this module is being taken by students from the MSc in Management Consulting and the MSc in Project Management, we will cover both “corporate governance” and “project governance”.

Governance is all about risk management in an organisation. It is about ensuring the people in the organisation do the right things and do them well (performance) and it is about making sure the people in the organisation do not do the wrong things (conformance).

The area of financial economics is in large part the science of risk identification and risk management. Banks and insurance companies have been undertaking this activity for centuries.

Financial accounting was originally designed to help European merchants to determine if they made a profit on their trading ventures. Ships with European cloth went east and came back with spices and other rarities from the east. Typically, the returning vessel was sold and the investors divided the spoils. The accountant calculates the profit on the venture and effectively created a stewardship function – validating where the assets on the venture went. Today, preparing the financial accounts (and associated audit) is a stewardship activity.

Project governance is all about risk management. Depending on your perspective it can be as simple as ensuring resources are spent appropriately in a project. In an organisation with many projects and a PMO (project management office) project governance can cover what projects get approved.

Some organisations are effectively a portfolio of projects so what looks like project governance in one organisation could, in fact, be the way of working for organisations like management consultants, building contractors etc.

Different organisations need different governance structures. Why, because different organisations have different risk characteristics. Governance in the public sector is different to governance in a charity, which is different to governance in a plc.

Organizational Behavior
This course is a study of individual and group behavior in organizations.
Students will develop an understanding of how organizations can be
managed more effectively. Course content includes motivation, group
dynamics, conflict resolution, goal setting and rewards, job design, work
stress, power/politics, and organizational change and development.

Management Theory and Practices
This course examines management theory, relevant applications and cases,
self-management, teamwork, global awareness, and communication for the
development of management competencies.

Communications I - Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students develop stronger grammar and business-writing skills to become effective business communicators. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practise writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

ommunications II - Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students develop stronger grammar and business-writing skills to become effective business communicators. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practise writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

Professionalism and Ethics -  Professionalism and ethics are the foundation for those preparing for leadership roles in the workplace, community and educational settings. By exploring the different facets of leadership theory and ethical dilemmas, students develop decision making, judgment, and personal value positions that form the basis for the examination of professional conduct and personal accountability.

Database and Project ManagementStudents develop skills in database management through the creation and management of tables, relationships, queries, forms and reports. Project planning, scheduling and resource allocation are explored using project management software. Through a series of activities and practical assessments, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation and database and project management.

English Fundamentals  I
English Fundamentals  II
English Fundamentals  III
English Fundamentals  IV
- Students develop language skills necessary to promote success in program courses and, ultimately, business careers. Students achieve correctness and mastery in writing sentences appropriate to a business environment through the study of English language usage, grammar, mechanics, and style. Skills acquired in these areas enable students to demonstrate competence in composing, editing, and proofreading written messages

Mastering International Trade: Strategies and Tactics – The international trade process is highly complex. By completing an international trade transaction, students become familiar with the tools needed to navigate the intricate details of an international business transaction. By doing so they assess a variety of methods for managing initial foreign communications; build relationships; enter into negotiations; request quotes; examine firm offers; analyze commercial documents; comply with government and international regulations; and structure the transaction for maximum return on investment. 

Career Prospects – Operations Management

The mix of theory and practice enables graduates to apply what they have learned to real industry situations, enhancing their employment as well as career prospects. 

The Digital Business and Entrepreneurship module has been designed specifically to equip you with the practical and theoretical skills needed for contemporary business settings; you will gain an understanding of the role of inactive business models that can exploit innovative technologies. . There is a focus on entrepreneurial skills essential for those starting their own businesses and also for those working in digital business settings. The module will encourage you to critically assess how social and innovative technologies can become key business enablers and facilitate strategic competitive advantages.

Tuition and related ancillary fees for this program can be viewed by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator tool at fee section.

Fees are subject to change.

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